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Thursday, October 7, 2010

Computer is not being renamed from customized wim image.

I had this problem and I couldn't figure out what was wrong... until I read the MDT 2010 documentation.
It took me a very long time to figure this out... I even sought for help on a forum

The problem:
I'm deploying machines after a customized captured wim machine.
Customized wim computer name is XXXXX

When I deploy I put in the computer name when it asks, continue with my deployment- once it finishes the name doesn't get changed... it's still set to the customized wim computer name (XXXX).

Not sure what to make of it... weird part is that after the deployment if I go to the logs the folder name is the correct computer name, (each log is created in a folder after the computername variable).

So somewhere during the deployment the computer is not being renamed from the customized wim to the deployment...
The Fix:
ComputerName - This property has been deprecated. Use OSDComputerName instead.

Thanks for the heads up! (sarcasm)
It would be nice to see the documentation also follow this up by editing their previous examples and replacing the ComputerName Variable with OSDComputerName!!

Oh and maybe let us know when creating the boot image by running the customsettings.ini against a syntax checker also if the variable is depreciated it should let us know.

Sorry folks, just a frustrating problem...

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